Hereford local group

Welcome to Hereford local group. Whether you have been before or it’s your first time there will always be a warm welcome and a positive opportunity to learn and reflect with other therapists in a variety of fields.

Meetings and events

Date: 16 January 2019
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Saxon Hall, Hereford, HR2 6HE 
Topic: Intention setting with hope to achieve mentoring with Christine Hope

A therapy business, like any other, has to run smoothly to truly flourish. Taking the care and detail to nourish yourself is a crucial element as the leading expert in your business. Delivering treatments in a sustainable way so that you don't burn out and find ways so you continue to develop and enjoy what you do. Local business woman, entrepreneur, business coach and mentor Christine Hope will bring her warmth, clarity and extensive knowledge to help us all to focus on our aspirations for the year ahead. A relaxed discussion and structured process to help with intention setting and goal defining, delivered with infectious motivation. Whatever area of your life you want to focus on; come along to learn some skills to help you keep the clarity to stay on track for achieving your goals.
"I love helping people to take their business to the next stage, whether that's from an idea to a real business or an existing business to the next level" Christine Hope

Date: 3 April 2019
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue: Saxon Hall, Hereford, HR2 6HE 
Topic: Rethinking Pain

With Lin Leong neuro-physiotherapist and yoga teacher. Pain is a sign of injury or tissue damage. Right? During this talk you will learn an overview of mechanisms active in persistent (or chronic) pain and gain an understanding of why things hurt. We will also discuss "red flags”- symptoms which require further investigation and referral on to a doctor. This will be a relaxed and informal talk with plenty of opportunity to discuss.

Date: 15 May 2019
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue: Saxon Hall, Hereford, HR2 6HE 
Topic: Compassionate mental health with Brigid Bowen

To mark mental health awareness week. We would like to welcome Brigid Bowen founder, organiser and curator of Compassionate Mental Health. Brigid is a freelance journalist, writer and editor with a special interest in mental health education and well-being. Brigid‘s personal journey with psychosis and recovery led her interest in compassionate, recovery focused approaches to mental health. CMH is committed to bringing together a cross-section of people with a shared interest in transforming the way we live and work with mental health crises and distress. Collaboration, compassion, connection, finding meaning in crisis and creating stability are all vital for a whole person approach. Within this talk we will be opening up dialogue, removing the veil of taboo and increasing the confidence of you as a practitioner to be able to talk to your clients if they have personal experience of mental health problems. 

Date: 26 June 2019
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue: Saxon Hall, Hereford, HR2 6HE 
Topic: Touch for health with Helena Arguellas

Kinesiology is a hands on, holistic therapy. Combining Western techniques with the principles of Eastern medicine, Kinesiology looks beyond symptoms to find a root cause to bring about lasting balance and harmony. Using muscle monitoring, a Kinesiologist can access the body's innate knowledge. This allows the practitioner and the client to determine where the physical, emotional, energetic, chemical and nutritional imbalances lie and the appropriate care plan. Helena empowers others to find a sense of well being and harmony in the body, mind and spirit. Using the gentle but effective techniques of Kinesiology in the clinic, the classroom and in personal sessions, incorporating knowledge from ancient and modern philosophies and science to achieve and maintain balance. In this workshop she will bring her playful and creative passion for the subject to share with you the principals and applications of this profoundly healing therapy.

Date: 11 September 2019
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue: Saxon Hall, Hereford, HR2 6HE 
Topic: Rethinking Pain, now what?

You many have read in International Therapist this month about our talk back in April where we explored the idea that “Pain is in the Brain.” This opened up many new ideas for the participants and raised a number of questions; so, Now What? 
This talk is aimed at anyone working in the sports or holistic therapy industry and who has an interest in supporting clients who have persistent or chronic pain conditions. We will review the foundations of pain theory so even if you didn’t make the last talk you can still attend. We will then consider how we can use the bio-psycho-social model to influence treatment strategy and engage with some more practical applications of how the knowledge of neuroscience can extend our skills to support clients find a way out of their pain picture. If you have particular case studies that you would like to review as a group then please bring ideas and questions to make this talk as relevant to your work as possible.

Date: 23 October 2019
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue: Saxon Hall, Hereford, HR2 6HE 
Topic: Tai Chi movements for well-being with Marigold Farmer

Last year we welcomed Marigold Farmer, co-founder of TMW, for our fourth meeting of Hereford FHT Local Group. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening that brought together many current themes; integrating health care, research and evidencing outcomes, referral networks amongst practitioners and also self-care for therapists.
During the evening, Marigold went through 6 of the 12 movements with us. Talking about the many layers that the sequence has. We all felt such a shift in ourselves afterwards; a greater sense of presence, a release of tension and a fuller breath. As well as being a tool that can benefit many of our patient/clients, the simple gestures that are used in Tai Chi can be a valuable resource for therapists. As we need to reconnect with our own energy core throughout our treatment day, a few gestures between clients can refresh and reset us.
We explored principles of a balanced stance, “soft limits” and the use of gentle repetition rather than force. Principals that apply to life as much as to movement and therapy. Given that it was such a relevant, enjoyable and well received evening we have decided to run the evening again, we hope you can make it!

Additional information

Please contact your Local Group Coordinator to advise them of your attendance, details below.

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Carina Stinchcombe
T. 01981 242044